A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.
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Summary: THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN SEPARATE FROM THE BUSHING. IN THIS CASE, DURING APPLICATION OF THE THROTTLE PEDAL WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL BEING ENGAGED, THE OUTER TUBE COULD CATCH ON THE EDGE OF THE BROKEN BUSHING.Learn more »
BMW 318ti Questions and Answers
when I turn on the car, the gas gauge shoots to full and then drops to below empty and does not allow the car to turn over. what could this be? and how much should it cost to fix?
what kind of oil 10w/40 20w/50
No problem, just not sure where it is located.
when i start my car runs fine n idle okay but wen i give it gas tha car sputters i dont no wat tha problem is can anyone give me answer why it doing this ???
BMW 318ti Reviews
my clutch went on the car and the engine wont start why is that
Car runs good but runs hot. Was told it was the radiator, don't know. Any suggestions ?
I bought "Trixie", a Alpine White 318ti Sport, in 1996. She was the perfect car - fun, economical, and reliable. I sold her to a friend in 1999 when I decided to pay off all my bills before getting married. I received a call from the same friend 12 years later, asking if I was interested in buying her back for $700. I expected a battered wreck at that price. Instead she turned out to be in mint shape, inside and out. All she needs is a new clutch and some touch-up paint on a few rock chips. Most people can't believe she's fifteen years old already. I think the 4-cylinder BMWs are really under-rated.
I bought my 97 BMW ti with 70.000 miles on the clock.I had one serious incidence that cost me $700 at a dealership.Had i had my mechanic look at it it would have been maybe a $100.This car runs great.The hatchback makes it possible to move an amazing amount of stuff you could not do with a 5 series BMW.She takes premium but gives me 26 in the city and 31 on the high way so I have no complaints.Every car i rented since i had her (because she wasn't in the same town) couldn't hold a candle to her.No car in her class comes close.Not in handling,looks,and features.She is 14 years old and ahead of the pack except in one area.She is a bit loud.But go girl i say.You the best.That;s why they have a website just about you.I wouldn't trade her except for a an x3 wagon.But that would bring expense i dont need.
I bought this car after an exspensive divorce.....very good lookijng and reliable!